Ray Ritchie

Lives in United States Freehold, NJ, United States
Works as a artist/ semi-retired engineer
Joined on Jan 4, 2003

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  • I must have missed something. The OP specifically asked about a good single-lens travel solution for his D750, which is an FX body. He didn't ask for a DX solution (he already has a D7000 and a ...
  • I'd recommend taking a look at the Sigma 24-105 f/4. I've used it for probably 75-80% of my photos this year, and have been really pleased with the IQ and the versatility for my needs. The two ...
  • I'm not sure of the exact dates of your trip - you may have already completed it. But if not, you might want to look at this article just published a couple of days ago, with recommendations on ...
  • Replied in Just curious...
    Sorry if this question has been answered - I did a quick scan to try to find a potential answer, but didn't read every post in detail. Anyway: I just noticed that you said in the OP that the images ...
  • An 85 will give you a more pleasing perspective for close-up portraits than a 50 (half-length or head and shoulders). For head shots, something like a 135 is probably even nicer. Neither does ...
  • If you've decided to focus on the Jungfrau region and Lauterbrunnen, you might want to look at the Jungfrau Travel Pass, which gives you unlimited use of most of the trains and cable cars in that ...
  • If I were trying to spend as little as possible for a short tele for shooting paintings, I'd probably look for some sort of a used 85mm. When I was shooting DX and occasionally shooting painting ...
  • Well, this is a four-year-old thread that was not revived by me, so I have no particular wish to extend the discussion, but it seems to me that you have a mistaken impression of where I was coming ...
  • Sorry to delay responding - I only just discovered you had made a new post to this old thread. I used the 24-85VR pretty regularly on my D800 for about two years, and then I started to favor high ...
  • I never use a tele in a museum - it can be hard to get far enough away from the paintings with even something as short as a 35mm. My preferred lens for museums these days is my Sigma Art 24mm ...
  • How do you happen to know that?
  • Pardon my skepticism, but I have looked at the build of both lenses (before buying the Sigma) and IMO the Sigma's build is considerably better than the Nikon. I'm not sure what build and qc issues ...
  • Back in my working days I traveled frequently to Switzerland, and have been there several times on vacation travel as well. Here are a few random thoughts: - In the Jungfrau Region, your main ...
  • I like those a lot. Compositionally, I prefer the second, for the greater detail in the foreground stones and the leading lines out to the sunset, but the first has a nicer sky and more shadow ...
  • The only 24-105 I'm aware of in a Nikon mount is the Sigma, so I'm assuming that's the one you're considering. I do have that lens, and recently made a trip to western Canada (Calgary to ...
  • This lens is still quite useful for me, though my Sigma 35mm f/1.4 is on the D800 a lot more and is clearly the "better" lens when maximum resolution is the primary criterion. I got my copy around ...
  • Replied in Venice tips
    My tip would be to get up early each morning and go wandering through the back streets and along the canals. Venice is a wonderful place to get lost! Early morning in the back canals of Venice
  • Thanks very much for sharing that, Iain - it's a breathtaking film (the linked "Behind the Scenes" video at the end is great, too). Makes me want to buy a drone, though ;-) I wanted to say also ...
  • I've had the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 Art for about 4 months now, and have been pretty impressed with it as a travel lens. You can find lots of examples taken with that lens in my Flickr albums from ...
  • It's been a long time, meaning years, since I was there, but my last trip was in late May, the week before Memorial Day. At that time, the high pass roads had only just been open for a week or ...
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